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Ades's Tempest is a Masterpiece

By Bostonflick
Written October 20, 2014
The music is incredibly moving, the cast is fabulous, the adaptation of the play is superb, and the stage production is wonderful. The performance was so evocative that it haunted me the next day. If you like opera, you will probably love this. I also love the intermission interviews with the stars--Debra Voight did the interviews for this performance.
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First Opera ever!!

By ben_elkins
Written October 24, 2014
This was the first Opera in this setting I've seen and I highly rate this experience. It was so insightful and I left with such an understanding of the work. I cannot wait to experience another Opera in this format!! - Ben
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The Tempest

By skiddles
Written January 29, 2015
We enjoyed the production; as always at the Met the performances were excellent. We enjoyed not having any loud noise from the adjacent theaters. Thank you!
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The Metropolitan Opera: The Tempest

By hottsen
Written January 29, 2015
I must admit that I normally don't go flocking to a modern opera. But I went to see the Metropolitan Opera's simulcast of the Tempest and, boy, I'm glad I did. It is absolutely fabulous!!! The music snuggled itself around the story and characters and Shakespeare's verse - beautifully - it was there, nurturing, supporting, and playing its proper role. The performers were spectacular, bringing out their music and their characters. The staging, the stage, the custumes were superior. And - did I mention Shakespeare? His story and verse was beautifully presented even after the necessary changes to produce the libretto from the original text. Finally, the overall broadcast, bringing in the background, the interviews with the performers, and the peak backstage at how it all is put together: Over-the-top cool!! This one not to be missed.
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The Metropolitan Opera: The Tempest

By wcoperabuff1
Written December 23, 2014
Beautiful, creative production, interesting staging, and fine voices. NOT enjoyable music ! Wouldn't go see it again in the future and wouldn't buy a CD or DVD of this one, for sure !
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